Flash Floods Force Airport Closure and Halt Bus Services in Parts of Southern Israel

After unusually heavy rainfall causing flash floods, police cautioned tourists to stay away from the Judean Desert, Dead Sea and Arava regions while some bus routes were halted until further notice

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Heavy rainfall, unusual for so early in the fall, fell in southern Israel Saturday, resulting in flash floods that made part of the main road to Eilat impassable and forcing the closure of the city’s airport.